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UCLA® (USPS 646-680) / Volume 43, Number 4 / September 30, 2003
A series of administrative publications of the University of California, Los Angeles®, published four times a year (one issue in March and August; two issues in September) by UCLA Academic Publications, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1429. Periodicals postage paid at Los Angeles, CA. © 2003 by The Regents of the University of California. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UCLA, Mail Services, Box 951361, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361.

All announcements herein are subject to revision. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the Announcement of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, all courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular degree requirements, and fees described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Further details on graduate programs are available in various Graduate Division publications which are available online at



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